NRM Field Trip 2018

The NRM students, faculty members, and administrative staff took a field trip from 1st to 3rd November, 2018, as part of the requirement for the course NRM Issues in Asia.

The party visited the following organizations and sites:

  • Prachinburi Land Development Station, Prachinburi Province.
  • “Baan Win” Sufficiency Economy Learning Center (Soil Doctor), Chachoengsao Province.
  • Khaohinsorn Royal Development Study Center,  Phanomsarakham District, Chachoengsao Province.
  • Rayong Irrigation Project, Rayong Province.
  • Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center (Mangrove Forest), Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi Province.
  • Namtok Phlio National Park, Chanthaburi Province

NRM courses for January 2019 semester

We are pleased to announce the courses offered for the January 2019 semester at NRM academic program.

Department-wide Course

ED52.9007   Quantitative Research Methods II  (2 credits)

NRM Courses

ED76.03  Forestry  (3 credits)
ED76.04  Biodiversity and Conservation (3 credits)
ED76.16  Land Resources Management (Required,  3 credits)
ED76.17  Geospatial Techniques for Natural Resources Management (3 credits)
ED76.18  Integrated Natural Resources Planning and Policy (Required, 2 credits)

DSP Course (with NRM faculty)

ED84.02 Development Economics (2 credits)

 

We look forward to welcoming students to our NRM courses.

Asia Region Biennial IASC Meeting

The Asia Region Biennial IASC (International Association for the Study of the Commons) Meeting was organized at OCAN (Ostrom Center for the Advanced Study in Natural Resource Governance), AIT on 13-16 July, 2018. The overarching topic in focus was “Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resource Management in Asia”.

The following themes were discussed over the four-day period.

Theme 1: Community Forestry and Social Ecological Systems
1-1 Assessing Progress and Impact of FRA 2006: A Case Study from the Tribal State of Tripura, India
1-2 The Agroforestry Management Practices in Relation with the Tenurial Security in Koto Tangah Sub-District, Padang, West Sumatera
1-3 Forest Resource Governance through Collective Action and Legal Sanction in India
1-4 The Political Economy of Decentralization and Forest Resource Management (FRM): A Study of the Effectiveness of Decentralized FRM Institutions
1-5 Community-Based Forest Management Schemes’ Implementation in Protected Forest Management Unit in Sijunjung, West Sumatra, Indonesia
1-6 Promoting People Participation in the Community Forest Management of Bun-Ruang Sub-District Municipal Area, Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai Province
1-7 The Potential of Sentinel 2 data for estimating above-ground biomass in Sub-tropical buffer zone community forests of Nepal
1-8 Has Forest Become Women’s Priority? Case Study from South Solok Regency, West Sumatra
1-9 Provincial Autonomy and Forest Management Unit (FMU) Legislation in Aceh Province, Indonesia: A Review of Regulatory Asynchronies
1-10 Forest Governance Matters in CBFM and REDD+ Implementation
1-11 Decentralization of Forest Governance in Peninsular Malaysia: The case of Peatland Swamp Forest in North Selangor
1-12 Adaptive System’s coupling in the Development of Community Forest
1-13 Dispute and Its Impact on Land Use and Plant Diversity within Forest Management Unit (FMU) Model of 50 Kota District
1-14 Compatibility of Environmental Conservation and Economic Growth using Collaborative Environmental Governance: The Case of State Forest Management
1-15 Community Forestry and Sub-National REDD+ Implementation in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Theme 2: Community Irrigation and Robustness Challenges
2-1 Climate-Induced Water Scarcity and the Effectiveness of Community Based Water Resource Management
2-2 Application of the Socio-Ecological System Framework for Analysis of Challenges of Irrigation Systems in Nepal
2-3 Traditional Institutions in Contemporary Context: A Study of Community Managed Irrigation System (Kuhls) in Himachal Pradesh, India

Theme 3: Climate Change, Natural Resources Dynamics and Land Use Challenges
3-1 Public, Private or Cooperatives? The Governance of Tawa Reservoir Fisheries, India
3-2 Degraded Peatland Management Option in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
3-3 Eco-feminism and CPR’s in Agrarian Societies: Case Study of Sugarcane Farming in Karnataka, India
3-4 Protecting the Land and Feeding the Poor through the Conservation Farming Villages (CFV) Approach
3-5 Democratic Decentralization and Natural Resource Management in Scheduled Areas: An Analysis of Tribal Sub-Plan Fund Devolution for PESA Districts, Maharashtra, India
3-6 Study of the Public Perspectives on the Problems of Kuranji River Basin Management in Padang City, West Sumatra, Indonesia
3-7 Crop Insurance Purchase Decisions of Small Scale Irrigation Farmers in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
3-8 Opportunities and Challenges of Indonesia’s Community-Based Forest Management in REDD+ Implementation
3-9 Sustaining Lives and the Environment through Local Collaborative Engagement: Case of Selected Conservation Farming Villages (CFV) in the Philippines
3-10 What will it take to make Indian Cities more Resilient? An Experiment with Integrated Lake Basin Management Approach at Indore

3-11 An Institutional Analysis of Gundalav Lake Governance
3-12 Evaluating the Rehabilitation Potential of Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus Meissn) in Degraded Areas through Landscape Function Analysis in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines
3-13 Can Adaptation Practices in Response to Climate Change in Agricultural Sector be explained by Socio-Economic Variables? A Case from Nepal
3-14 Environmental Regulation Impact on Agricultural Trade Flows between Thailand and Partner Countries
3-15 Farmers Community Perception with that of Scientific Information Collection Center on Climate Change: A Comparative Case Study from Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu Districts of Nepal
3-16 Community Based Risk Management and Governance of Climate Sensitive Aquaculture Farming: A Case of Vembanad Wetland, India
3-17 Land Use Change, Climate Change and River Basin Management: A Preliminary Study in Small River Basin of Batang Paninggahan, West Sumatra, Indonesia
3-18 The Structural Analysis of the Renewable Electricity Sector in India Using Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework
3-19 Agricultural Production in the Face of Saline Intrusion in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Successes and Challenges

Panel Discussions
1-A Toyota Group Panel on REDD+ and Forest Governance.
1-B Impact of User’s Heterogeneity on Forest Ecological Conditions.
2-A Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems